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check out this bright red streak over the skies of philadelphia. our cameras caught a nasa cargo ship rocketing its way to the international space station. nbc 10 news starts now. >> good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley to talk about the warmer temperatures. he has your nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. bill? >> made it up to 80 yesterday, tracy. things have cooled off this morning. it's not quite as cool as yesterday. there are cool spots in the lehigh valley, 56 degrees, 60 right now in delaware. look at philadelphia. 63 degrees with clear skies. we'll be watching for fog this morning. still a chance we'll see some developing. so far it's light and clear in philadelphia. at 7:00, 63 degrees.ç but a quick warmup. by 10:00 this the morning, 70 degrees. we'll see a big warmup for the suburbs. 60 degrees right now. up to 58 degrees, coming down by 8:00. then up to 73 degrees at 11:00 this morning.
and it's 80s this afternoon. in fact, it will be warmer today than yesterday. won't see the cloud cover we had yesterday. those clouds are out of here. it's sunny skies, 83 for philadelphia and the suburbs. in new jersey, 82 degrees. the exception will be the shore. where it will be 76 this afternoon. any fog in the lehigh valley, disappears this afternoon. 82 degrees. look at the sunshine for delaware, too. take a look at the records that could fall today when i come back in just a few minutes. first, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. starting in 295 over in west deptford in new jersey, bill. this is around route 130. a couple of cars either direction, north or southbound whether you're headed towards the philadelphia area or southbound towards the delaware memorial bridge. that drive time heading in that direction. 23 minutes. we haven't seen an increase there yet. average speeds in the 60s as well. roads are also dry. keeping it in new jersey, we do have emergency construction for drain repairs, actually, out in atlantic city expressway on the westbound side right around exit 2 which is route 322.
the left and center lanes are being blocked there because of that. now, over on 422, yesterday had big problems here. right now, not looking like anything eastbound or westbound from route 29 to the schuylkill expressway. that's an eight-minute trip at the most. speeds into the mid-60s, vai and tracy. >> thanks for that. now to decision 2016. it's exactly three weeks from today. >> voter registration deadline has come and gone in pennsylvania and in delaware. today's your last chance to sign up in new jersey. if you live in the garden state, register to vote online. you can find the voter registration form right at our website at nbc10.com. submit the form online or do it in person at a number of locations. for the complete list, tap the nbc 10 app. if you vote in new jersey, you'll be choosing a president but also be deciding issues such as casino expansion and the use of gas tax money. also today, former president bill clinton will be in our area campaigning for his wife. he'll be speaking at montgomery county community college in blue
bell. the race for the white house is dominating the headlines, of course. >> there is also a fierce battle across pennsylvania over who will win a u.s. senate seat. senator pat toomey and democratic rival katie mcginty squared off in their first debate last night. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in the digital operations center with a closer look at how they clashed. walk us through. >> by now we're used to seeing their attack ads on television. it was heated right from the beginning, calling both liars and addressed how they became millionaires. she went on to hammer the incumbent republican for his support for donald trump. toomey said that he would possibly reveal his vote before the election but perhaps the most contentious moment of the night was topic of whether law enforcement agencies have supported them. >> endorsed me in this race, none of them have endorsed katie mcginty. >> that's not true. i have been endorsed by law enforcement organizations.
>> what police f.o.p.? >> i've been endorsed as well. >> it was a debate filled with attacks and criticism. their next debate is on monday here in philadelphia. live in the digital operations center, i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. 5:04. 63 degrees outside. when kathleen kane isç sentenc next week, prosecutor handling her perjury case say they'll be asking for jail time. sentencing is scheduled for monday. kane will reportedly ask for house arrest. a jury convicted her of leaking grand jury information and lying about it. an honor for a civil rights leader, a marker will be dedicated this morning for louis redding. he's a civil rights and education icon as well as being delaware's first african-american attorney. his efforts led to the end of school segregation. he was part of the naacp's legal team that challenged school segregation in the brown v.
board of education case in front of the u.s. supreme court. happening today in montgomery county, limerick township police are getting a big gift. exelon's limerick generating station will give the department $90,000 to buy two new police vehicles. well, the prosecution in the bridgegate trial will continue its cross-examination of one of the defendants this morning. former port authority number two, bill baroni claimed on the stand yesterday that he was misled by the government's star witness. that witness, david wildstein pleaded guilty to being the architect of the scheme to shut down the lanes on the george washington bridge. wildstein says he was taking orders from baroni and governor chris christie's deputy chief of staff, bridget kelly. baroni said he listened to wildstein when he was told not to take calls from ft. lee's mayor asking for traffic relief. the bridgegate committee co-chair says that doesn't make sense. >> had your direct phone number
and suddenly he didn't let you call him back? there was not a logical or rationale reason for that. >> baroni also testified about these photos taken on 9/11, taken midweek of the shutdown with baroni and the governor. he says christie was told then it was a study to give him credit for speeding up traffic through the tolls. christie denies he ever played a part in bridgegate and is not charged with any crime. 5:06 this monday morning. in south jersey, officials solved an animal mystery. some residents became alarmed when they saw this grainy photo of a feline stalking through the woods. a hunter's game camera snapped the photo which some thought showed a mountain lion. the township released video from a nearby winery that shows a large tan cat. officials reviewed the video and determined they were just house
cats. tell us what you think. join the conversation. is it a house cat or something much more than that? reach out to us on social media. our twitter addresses are right here on your screen. now let's talk about the weather. 5:07. it will feel more summer-like today. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley has a look at who can see the 80s today. >> it will be a hotter afternoon today. we should be in the 60s for high temperatures this time of year. we were nowhere near that yesterday. clear start this morning, a live view of center city from the adventure aquarium. heading out right now, warm and muggy. warmer than yesterday, up by 4 degrees. record temperatures today with sunshine. not everybody willç see the records. one of the areas most likely to see it was in berks county where temperatures would clip into the 80s and then an usually warm evening. this evening, about 20 degrees above normal for this time of year. right now, it has cooled down
more in the lehigh valley and in south jersey and into the rest of the area. philadelphia international is at 63 degrees. some 50s for andorra and chestnut hill while fox chase is 62 and it's 66 degrees right now in port richmond. winds forecast to be out of the south. they'll be increasing this afternoon. that will boost our temperatures, make for a warmer day and for some records. record heat is possible for parts of the area. the cities most likely to see records, allentown, trenton and wilmington. the record in allentown is 81. my forecast is 83 degrees. for trenton, the forecast is 83, a degree above the record. and one degree above the record for wilmington as well. and tomorrow, more records will fall. but sunshine, everybody will get to enjoy that today. no sign of the clouds that were around yesterday. with sunshine, look at that quick warmup to 81 degrees at 4:00 this afternoon in philadelphia. the suburbs will see sunny skies this morning. 75 degrees at noontime and
warming from the middle 70s at lunch time to 80 degrees at 4:00 in the lehigh valley. nothing but sunny skies for delaware and new jersey. 80 at 4:00 this afterno noonoonw jersey. cooler weather, which is typical this time of year, 70s at the shore, which is above normal. 74 at noontime, cooler with the winds kicking in out of the south at 4:00 this afternoon. the temperatures will be cooling down before the week is out. the 10 day on 10 when i'm back in just a few minutes. 5:09. typically a good time to head out the door. >> let's check majors, including 95. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. jessica? >> we're watching 95 because there's ongoing construction in the area. right around the betsy ross bridge, we have lane restrictions. earlier there were delays reported. southbound side is okay as well as northbound side. you can see some of the lane restrictions. something to watch out for and pay attention to.
the drive time into center city is still a 13-minute trip from woodhaven road were up to vine street expressway. hatfield township, an accident reported on 0-foot road and clemens road. if you're typically on the vine street expressway, good news, we didn't have construction this morning in both directions between broad street and the schuylkill expressway. we're all in the green. no problems getting to 95 or the schuylkill. from the vine, don't worry about taking detours. updates on a lot of this stuff when i'm back, more construction and i'll check in with new jersey when i come back. >> jessica, thanks. now, out of this world. >> three, two, one. >> this is a nasa rocket headed to the international space station. you could see it from our area. we'll show you that, coming up. also, this -- >> a south jersey halloween tradition in jeopardy. i'm matt delucia. coming up, i'll show you how the commune is coming together to
5:14. now to a developing story, kurdish forces are pausing in their march toward mos toll help free that iraqi city from isis. the kurds retook several villages while iraqi soldiers pressed ahead with its advance on mosul. liberation forces battled isis fighters for a second day yesterday. it's all part of a major u.s.-backed offensive to retake iraq's second largest city from the islamic state. the leader of america's largest group of police chiefs is taking a step to fix the reputation of police minority communities. >> the president of the international association of chiefs of police formerly apologized for the historic mistreatment of minorities. meantime, here in philadelphia, theç police advisory commissio held a meeting to listen to complaints of people in the city's 25th district which has a high population of african-americans and hispanics. the commission says it's working to repair police/community
relations on the local level. nbc 10 learned in philadelphian tenial affairs received more than 500 citizen complaints about police so far this year. that is a 17% decrease compared to the 616 at this point in 2015. those complaints include physical and verbal abuse and abuse power by officers. the police advisory commission says in addition to investigating complaints, it's working to hold off those accountable for change. >> it's certain that our police department is talking to the neighbors, listening to what they have to say. >> the head of the international association of police chiefs did say today's officers should not be blame for past injustices. a nasa cargo ship is on its way to the international space station this morning. >> three, two, one. >> the unmanned rocket blasted off from virginia's last night. rocket is loaded with more than 5,000 pounds of equipment, food
and research for the international space station. the capsule is expected to reach the station on sunday. the launch pad in virginia had to be rebuilt after the last rocket exploded on launching in 2014. last night's flight has been -- was seen all along the east coast. this is what it looked like in philadelphia where dozens of people watched the launch from the dell mount plamont plateau. in burlington county, a pumpkin festival will go on. >> all because many came to the rescue. matt delucia has the story. >> reporter: the home on clifton avenue is hard to miss. >> he goes all out. >> reporter: they put out the pumpkins, hoping to see more. the gourds became an ice breaker of sorts. >> i sat on the front wall and told them we were going to have a pumpkin carving contest. >> reporter: 25 kids came that
year, then 75, then 125. last year -- >> we had 750 pumpkins. and i told everybody we'd have 1,000 this year. >> reporter: that was before richard had hip surgery and the they ran into trouble. they never charged a fee, never took donations. >> what does this mean to you? >> at first it just meant being nice to people, just talking to somebody. you know? letting neighbors know each other. >> reporter: donations poured in from friends and strangers. >> which about made me bust out in tears in the walmart parking lot. >> reporter: so more pumpkins will become memories. >> somehow maybe when they're older they can give back to their community. may not be a pumpkin festival but, you know, it will make it a better world. >> there is a go fund me page that was created to take
donations and so far, there's still about $2,000 short of their goal. >> the mt. holly pumpkin festival runs from october 24th to the 30th. 5:18. let's get you to work with a check of route 38 right now. >> jessica is looking in south jersey at how trafficç flow is going. what are you seeing? >> we're watching cherry hill on 38 around haddonfield road. just a couple of cars out the door right here. looking like a good drive. parts of 38, 70 look similar. the atlantic city expressway, there is emergency construction for drain repair work on the westbound side, exit 22, which is 322. it may be a slow go by the scene. in hatfield township, there's an accident on 40 foot road and clemens road. you'll be detoured around there. checking in lastly with the area bridges. for the most part, okay. checking in with the tacony palmyra and the burlington
bristol for scheduled openings. over the ben franklin, walt whitman into philadelphia, nice and clear with no problem. yesterday we had construction pop up over on the ben franklin bridge with one lane getting by westbound into the city. we were seeing delays there. i'll keep my eye on that for you. more in ten minutes. unusually warm. parts of our area could break records as we warm into the 80s. >> let's find out exactly where. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley is here with that. bill? >> right now, the temperatures are cooling down. we see the quick warmup through the day. we hit 80 in philadelphia yesterday. we will top that this afternoon. clear skies. it's cooling down. no sign of the fog in boathouse row. that's a nice, clear view from center city. we saw hours of dense fog yesterday in wilmington. no sign of it from that view from frawley stadium at this time. there are a few spots seeing fog. dense fog in lancaster and there
is a bit of light fog in the blue bell area, in and out this morning, a mile an a half visibility. light fog for northeast philadelphia and mt. holly and millville could see dense fog this morning. we are seeing a warmer temperature for most of the area. not everyone. 62 degrees in philadelphia. 60 in wilmington and 58 in trenton. and that allentown temperature at 53 degrees, that's cooler than yesterday. but philadelphia, wilmington, dover, and vineland all a bit warmer this afternoon. and from the 60s into the 80s today. it's going to be a pretty quick warmup. the temperature and feels-like temperature. there's elevated humidity. it will feel a little bit warmer than the actual temperature. this yellow line, 76 degrees. by noontime and into the 80s it will feel like 83 degrees by about 4:00 this afternoon. it should stay below the record high in philadelphia of 85 degrees. but other parts of area, we'll see records fall. and you won't see any rainfall
today. the clouds that were scattered around yesterday finally cleared out. a sunny day ahead until we get to thursday. and you'll see what's building wednesday night. this is 10:30 tomorrow night. you can see the showers to the west. those are due in during the day on thursday. until then, we'll be dry. this is 4:30 in the morning on thursday. those showers moving in, might even see a thunderstorm. there's a potential for heavy downpours. we need it by then after this nice, dry, warm summer-like stretch. for today, 83 degrees. that's 3 degrees above yesterday. even warmer tomorrow. that would be a record in philadelphia tomorrow. 66 in the morning, 84 in the afternoon. then the clouds come in with a chance of showers possibly even a thunderstorm on thursday and into friday. that rain will bring the temperatures down. a cold front passes by.ç here comes cool fall weather for the weekend. 60s, low 60s for saturday and sunday. and staying in the low 60s for most of next week, another round of wet weather coming wednesday and thursday. all right, thank you, bill.
halloween candy giving investigation. this is no trick because a new study says most of us play favorites when we give out halloween candy? >> really? >> how about that. up next, you'll hear who we tend to favor when there's a knock at the door. also, $25 million to dig in the dirt. rowan university is celebrating a huge gift. just ahead, hear how a donation will help preserve prehistoric items. it's not uncommon for autistic kids to flap their hands.
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well, apparently a lot of americans admit that playing favorites when it comes to handing out halloween candy. a survey by an online retailer found that nearly a quarter of adults admit the more they like a costume, the more candy they give the child. >> really? >> do you do that? >> i don't think i do that. >> the study found animal costumes are the top candy giver followed by princesses and princes. nearly a third of parents admit they're just as excited about
halloween as their kid. the number one reason for excitement, the chance to swipe some of the candy. >> that sugar addiction. more americans are reportedly taking steps to keep more of their money. landon dowdy is here with that story in this morning's cnbc business news. good morning, landon. >> hi there, tracy. good morning. a new reports finds two-thirds of americans are limiting their monthly spending to save more money and bank rate says it's the first time in four years the top reason isn't stagnant income, which is likely due to pay raises finally spreading to the broader population. americans are also feeling better about their financials although that varies based on your political affiliation. over on wall street, it could start the day in the green. futures are higher this morning. stocks ending mostly lower on monday on mixed earnings news and higher oil prices. look for data on consumer prices and housing. we also get earnings from goldman sachs, johnson & johnson and entell. the dow falling 52 to 18,086,
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